How the "6 Pictures" Activity Ramps Up Student Engagement

How the “6 Pictures” Activity Ramps Up Student Engagement

The relationships you build with students will impact their performance. The six pictures activity can help you get to know them while increasing student engagement and enhancing your instruction. This versatile strategy helps students: Consider multiple aspects of the content Organize and remember information Distinguish key information from supporting details Provide support for an answer
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Essential Strategy: Using Similarities and Differences to Deepen Student Learning

Essential Strategy: Using Similarities and Differences to Deepen Student Learning

Just like a computer or office, the brain needs to organize information in a way that makes it easily accessible while enabling further growth. For example, if you can’t classify and find information related to the solar system, how are you supposed to understand astrophysics? Students need to move from rote memorization to being able
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The Game Plan for Efficient Teaching: How 2 Minutes Now Can Save 45 Minutes Later

The Game Plan for Efficient Teaching: How 2 Minutes Now Can Save 45 Minutes Later

By Shannon Pretorius ”We don’t have enough time to teach everything!” It’s a common complaint, and I don’t think a single teacher would disagree with it. Let’s take a look at areas we may be able to adjust so we can teach more efficiently and utilize each and every minute purposefully. Teaching, like the game
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Flipped classrooms

How Can Flipped Classrooms Increase Learning?

You know the drill: identify critical content, deliver it to students, and then give them homework to deepen their knowledge of the new material. This works, but do you ever get the urge to shake things up a little? Would your students benefit from a change to the usual routine that gives them more control
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Dr. Ilene Winokur AlZaid

Dr. Ilene’s Journey – Promoting Reflective Teaching in Kuwait

When Dr. Ilene Winokur was young, people often told her she’d make a great teacher. She wasn’t quite sure why they said that – perhaps it was her ability to relate to all types of people or her infinite patience – but she respected the teaching profession so deeply that she didn’t feel capable of
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Stephanie Shepherd

Creativity and Collaboration Help Students Learn Real-World Skills

Bak Middle School of the Arts, a public magnet school in West Palm Beach, Florida, is every creative kid’s dream school. Not only can students “major” in a wide array of art concentrations, but Bak’s reputation for academic excellence further increases its standing as one of the community’s most highly sought-after middle schools. Bak is
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